Lovely day at the Market

Had a lovely day at our local market today. Beautiful warm weather and lots of happy customers. Have to get really busy this week and make lots more work for another market next week.
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Living locally!!

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I have been interviewed by a new fantastic website ‘local chatter’ about living and working locally! Have a read!!

http://localchatter.com.au/mountain-clay

State of Green interview

The lovely Jenny Tranter from the eco website and blog State of Green has interviewed me about how I started in ceramics and my inspiration. I very grateful for this opportunity and hope you enjoy the read. State of Green is an online resource for finding out the latest in eco living ideas from around the world. e for blog 001 (1024x768)http://blog.stateofgreen.com.au/interview-mountain-clay/

Kinglake Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Next Saturday the 18th of October I will be having a stall selling my ceramics ‘Mountain Clay’ at the Kinglake ‘Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival’ Come up the mountain for some great Bluegrass music and to find some mountain inspired hand made ceramics!!

Inside Out Magazine interview!

old work new photos 183 (1024x768)Soooo excited! Have just been sent the link to an online interview I did with Inside Out magazine about me, my work and studio. The address is http://blogs.homelife.com.au/insideout/article/meet-some-etsy-design-awards-finalists Please click on address and have a read!!

end of Autumn….. nests and new plates.

Nearly all the leaves have fallen off the deciduous  trees in our yard. The Magnolia has only a few left. Walking past today I spied this cute little empty nest just attached with the most delicate of twine. Probably a little honeyeater or wrens nest from last spring.

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There are tiny little blue strands of bailing twine in the nest from our hay bales. My mums nests at her house have pink and blue baling twine woven in!

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I also made some new plates yesterday out of Stoneware Raku clay.  I didn’t know what to do with them, so I painted on some white slip, and decorated them using sgraffito, with native Australian plants as inspiration. This one is a Hakea.

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This is a Candlestick Banksia. The brown raku clay will fire to a creamy speckled appearance. I don’t know if the iron specks in the clay will come through the white slip? I will wait and see.

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This is another Banksia, front on.

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Landscape cups

 

Landscape cups

I just took these lovely stoneware cups out of the kiln. The design is from the view out of my studio window, looking across the paddocks to the bush towards the Black Range Mountains behind. I hope to get them onto my Etsy store soon.

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